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Misinterpretation is the act of interpreting songs or phrases in English in an alternative and usually humorous fashion. This is similar to the popular YTMND fad "interpretation".

While not a popular fad, many misinterpretations have been remade. For example, songs featuring the word "walkin'" can easily be misinterpreted as "Walken"; these sites may subsequently feature an audio sample of the song and an image featuring Christopher Walken.


On May 2005, YTMNDer barenholtzd made a site, Always Shake A Baby, based on the classic 1960's song "Twist and Shout" covered by The Beatles. The YTMND poked fun at the line, "Well shake it up baby now. (Shake it up baby)", misinterpreting it as "shakin' a baby, now". [1] It received little attention, but inkdrinker's Shakin' a Baby would revisit the idea (and supply an actual interpretation of the line) a week later.

The fad supposedly began when MasterSitsu created the site Walken on the Sun on September 2005. Ironically, the site has no vocals; it's up to the viewer to know the song name and understand the joke.


Christopher Walken


  • Walk This Way by Aerosmith:


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